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Visa

Visa is not required for citizen originally from countries belonging to Schengen.

You can stay in the country for 90 days (one only extension possible for another 90 days applying at the Immigration Department, which has to be done before the first 90 days expires):
Address: Dirección General de Migración
6 Avenida 3-11, Zona 4
Guatemala  City
Phone: (00 502) 2411 2411
It is up to the responsibility of the traveler itself to respect and follow the mentioned rules.

Notice:
the passport must be valid for six months after you leave the country and upon request be able to present evidence to show that the traveler has  sufficient funds to cover the costs during the stay in Guatemala
Entering without a visa does not automatically entitle the holder to enter Guatemala. A decision is made every time the traveler passes through a border control, as travelers must have proof of sufficient funds to support themselves for the duration of their stay and for their return.

VISA required
Requirements for obtaining a tourist visa
With your application, you must enclose:

  • a valid passport (six months minimum validity after leaving the country)
  • copy of the passport
  • one photo passport size
  • international Credit Card, letter from your Bank or Travel Checks (in your name)
  • confirmation of employment (explaining your position and your annual salary)
  • round-trip ticket to Guatemala (in the case you receive the visa)
  • invitation letter or other documents which the embassy may require

 

Make personal appearance at the nearest embassy/consular office of Guatemala and fill up the application form.

Ensure your Application form is complete

To enable the authorities to process your application, you must clearly state:

  • why you are visiting Guatemala
  • how long you intend to stay in Guatemala
  • how you will support yourself during your time in Guatemala
  • the type of passport you hold and for how long it is valid
  • where you intend to travel following your visit to Guatemala
  • if you have a permit to enter the country you intend to travel to after your stay in Guatemala

All visas need to be cleared out by the authorities in Guatemala. To issue the visa, the Embassy needs to wait for the authorization from Guatemala which can take from three to four weeks.

NOTE: An entry visa (90 days) does not automatically entitle the holder to enter Guatemala. A decision is made every time the traveler passes through a border control, as travelers must have proof of sufficient funds to support themselves for the duration of their stay and for their return and documents indicating the purpose of their visit.

Holders of Travel Documents / Alien’s Passports
The Embassy will only accept holders of Travel Documents/Alien’s Passports issued in Germany or Poland in order to proceed with the visa matter. The embassy will NOT accept holders with travel documents/alien’s passports issued in, for example in Italy, Malta etc., coming to Germany for visa.
Business Visa
1. Valid passport.
2. Copy of the passport.
3. Recent photo.
4. Filled application form.
5. International credit card, A letter from your Bank or Travel Checks (in your name)
6. Work letter explaining your position and your annual salary.
7. Round trip ticket (the visa of any country you transit from).
8. Invitation letter.
9. Commercial Registration of company.
10. Legalized photocopy of the passport.

TEMPORARY RESIDENCE
If you know beforehand that you will stay for a longer period, you must apply in Guatemala at the Immigration Department before the 90 days expires for a Visa Temporal (Temporary Residence).
Requirements for obtaining a Temporary Visa
1. A recent photo
2. Birth Certificate
3. Passport and a photocopy of the passport duly legalized by a notary in Guatemala (or in Germany or Poland)
4. Certification of the validity of the passport issued by the German Embassy/Consulate in Guatemala
5. Extract (Proof of absence of criminal record) issued by the National Police Board in the country (countries) you have lived during the past five years.
6. Proof of economic solvency of your Guatemalan guarantee

Work Permit
Your company/organization in Guatemala will make the necessary arrangements to apply for a temporary resident or permanent work permit and they will carry on the visa procedure. 

 

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